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Cacti is a complete frontend to RRDTool. It stores all of the necessary information to create graphs and populate them with data in a MySQL database. The frontend is completely PHP driven. Along with being able to maintain graphs, data sources, and round robin archives in a database, Cacti also handles the data gathering. There is SNMP support for those used to creating traffic graphs with MRTG.


Recent releases

  •  07 Aug 2013 02:55

    Release Notes: This release fixes security issues and minor bugs.

    •  30 Apr 2012 01:35

      Release Notes: Plugin Architecture is now part of Cacti.

      •  12 Dec 2011 03:56

        Release Notes: Many bugfixes, security fixes, and enhancements.

        •  26 Sep 2011 21:02

          Release Notes: Many bug, security fixes, and enhancements, and a major speed up for the poller.

          •  10 Jul 2010 04:37

            Release Notes: Many important security and bugfixes were included in this release.

            Recent comments

            14 Jun 2004 20:02 sloop

            Cacti Rocks
            In less than an hour from downloading the cacti tarball, I had working, usable graphs. Very slick web-based control interface for adding devices, graphs, graph trees (groups of devices), and users. You can add users and only let them look at the devices/graphs you want them to see.

            29 May 2003 15:30 RalphG2SL

            very, very good
            Hi Ian,
            you make a very, very good job.
            Thx a lot for that.
            Cacti, together with Nagios, might become a Tivoli-Killer, someday.
            I would be proud of becoming a core developer.
            I use cacti beta in a bank environment -
            even knowing there a lots of bugs.
            It's worth the risk.
            My target is to monitor 60.000 PCs.
            But i urgently want you to set up a CVS Server.
            If you want me to, i will do that.
            We should be so tolerant,
            not to tolerate intolerance.
            - Albert Einstein


            06 May 2003 19:22 danswan

            Wonderful, but complex.
            There's a lot of promise here, but I think it's in need of some simplification.... I've been beating my head for two days trying to get it to track disk usage, but all I get are blank graphs.

            A nice feature for future development would be a standardized "module" format, that when installed, would automatically load the data source definition into the database, and create the graph parameters.

            Anyhow, great work so far... Cacti will obviously be worth keeping an eye on.

            03 Apr 2003 01:49 nurikabe

            Simple to setup. Easy to use. Beautiful output.

            30 Oct 2002 22:41 altgrendel

            Easier to install/run than Cricket.
            Worked with cricket for a month, couldn't get it running. Nothing in the archives or the mail list helped. Tried cacti, had it running in 4 hours. It looks great.


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